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One of the mantras of the Online Community Unconference became "keeping the party rolling" - not because we partied all day in night, but because many attendees were already in the community business, but looking for ways to improve the experience and value on an ongoing basis. Indeed, the group was a mix of the very experienced and those just getting started. Speaking of a mix of people, my guess is that that there were about the same number of women as men at the conference and as tech... Continue Reading

Off to the Online Community Unconference

Posted by: leelefever on June 4, 2007- 5:00pm

Categories: community, conference, event, Speaking, travel, unconference


I'm heading down to the Silicon Valley for the Online Community Unconference put on by my friends at Forum One.  If you're unfamiliar with an unconference, check out this wikipedia entry.  Basically it's a great way to get people together without all the baggage (and costs) of a "conference." I've signed up to lead a session on "New Community Planning" as I often find myself in the position to help plan a community-oriented sites.  I'm not leading it because I have the answers - I'm... Continue Reading

In Seattle? Come to My Refresh Talk This Monday

Posted by: leelefever on May 15, 2007- 5:00pm

Categories: best practices, community, event, Speaking


This coming Monday, May 21st at 6pm, I'll be the speaking at the Refresh Seattle event at the Ballard Library. My talk is brand new and called "Your Website is a Party Waiting to Happen". As the description on the site says: Lee will decode the world of online communities and boil all the hype down to the basic strategies and elements that make online communities work. You'll leave this talk with easy to remember ways to host a successful online community and/or throw one hell of a good... Continue Reading

Webvision 2007 in Review

Posted by: leelefever on May 6, 2007- 5:00pm

Categories: business, community, conference, event, Speaking


This was my second WebVisions - a conference focused on "the future of the Web" that has happened in Portland, Oregon for the last seven years. I enjoy Webvisions and was honored to speak there this year. My talk was about how blogs, communities and mobile devices are changing the travel experience. Of course, it was all based on stories from our trip last year. The conference attracts a lot of designers and developers, along with business people working to get an understanding of the... Continue Reading

WebVisions 2007

Posted by: leelefever on April 28, 2007- 5:00pm

Categories: event, Speaking, travel


Webvisions is coming this week in Portland Oregon and I hope we'll see you there. From the site: Join the rockstars of design, user experience and business strategy for two days of mind-melding on what's new in the digital world. I'm going to be speaking on How Blogs and Mobile Are Changing World Travel at 2:45 on Thursday. The talk is based on our experiences in blogging our trip around the world in 2006. I'm really looking forward to seeing some old friends and making some new ones. My... Continue Reading

Putting the NW in SXSW

Posted by: leelefever on March 8, 2007- 4:00pm

Categories: conference, event, travel


We've made it to Austin safely and ready for our first South-by-Southwest experience. Looking forward to seeing old friends, meeting new ones and meeting old friends that I've never actually met in person. This should be a few days of fun. We're both so bummed that we're going to miss the SXNW party that is sponsored by our good friends at Blue Flavor in Seattle as well as Bryght and Rain City Studios in Vancouver, BC. We are leaving Austin on Monday for the Community 2.0 conference. That... Continue Reading

MooseCamp Talk on New Rules for the New Communities

Posted by: leelefever on February 22, 2007- 4:00pm

Categories: community, event, Speaking, unconference


Part of being away for 2006 was missing a lot of the un-conferences, like Bar Camp and Seattle's MindCamp, even though I was part of the early planning. Moose Camp, my first un-conference, is an un-conference in the same tradition as the others - relaxed atomosphere, open discussion, people focus, etc. My kind of event. Before the conference started, I submitted a title on the wiki for a Moose Camp talk called "New Rules for the New Communities" - and then mostly forgot about it. This morning... Continue Reading

The Moose is Loose! Thursday Night!

Posted by: leelefever on February 18, 2007- 4:00pm

Categories: conference, event, Speaking


Northern Voice is starting this Thursday and we can't wait. Honestly, it's a little scary for me personally since I will be the after-dinner entertainment for the pre-conference party at Heritage Hall. I've done informative talks, but this one is a different animal - it's after dinner, people will be drinking and they will want to be entertained. Aside from working on my dance moves, magic tricks and ventriloquism, we've been shaping up the show, which will include all sorts of multimedia,... Continue Reading

Meet Us At These Conferences and Events

Posted by: leelefever on February 5, 2007- 4:00pm

Categories: conference, event, Speaking, travel


Man, it's so great to see so many community-focused conferences. Having been away for 2006, we knew we would be doing the conference circuit, but didn't know there would be such a great selection. Here's where we'll be over the next few months (in chronological order). I hope we'll see you there. This event is sold out.     February 13th, Seattle, WA (I will be doing a quick talk about the trip)     Northern Voice - I will provide evening entertainment for the pre-conference dinner on... Continue Reading

Go to Ignite Seattle! Feb. 13th!

Posted by: leelefever on January 30, 2007- 4:00pm

Categories: event, seattle, Speaking, unconference


Why? There are a lot of great reasons... It is a "geek event that combines on-site geekery, sharing, and innovation (and drinking)." The last event featured team popsicle bridge building and 25 speakers. It's FREE It brings together fun and interesting people in Seattle. Bre and Brady are the organizers and they are the coolest. Oh, and I will be speaking Yay! Here the subject of my short talk, as listed on the site: Lee LeFever (The World Is Not Flat) - Adventures from a Year of... Continue Reading